Then he went no longer.
The English glamrockband Slade is in ruins, after Dave Hill apparently fired veteranernes only other remaining original member, drummer Don Powell.
'It is with great sadness and regret that the Don must inform his fans that he is no longer a member of Dave Hill's Slade. Dave has sent a cold email to inform him that there is no longer a need for his contribution, after having collaborated and been friends since 1963', write Don Powell on its website.
Dave Hill rejects the drum-mer's reading of the matter in a message on Facebook:
'I am sorry to announce that Don and I no longer want to work together. Our separation will not come out of thin air, and his statement is not accurate. I wish Don success in the future.'
Don Powell has had problems with his legs, which has kept him from performing, but he declares, however, once again fit.
Slade is now in effect dissolved, and the two musicians will supposedly continue as, respectively, Dave Hill's Slade and Don Powell's Slade.
On the rock band ac / dc's official website, it appears that veteranernes next concerts will take place in Viborg and Aalborg in the beginning of march.
Ekstra Bladet has tried in vain to get a comment from the organisers in Aalborg. On Aalborghallens website is still there, that both Dave Hill and Don Powell turn up 7. march.
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Slade has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and was one of the most successful bands in the Uk in the 1970s. Their biggest hit is juleklassikeren 'Merry Xmas Everybody' (1973).
Glamrockerne, who originates from Wolverhampton, has inspired, among others, Oasis, Kiss and The Clash.
Slade in 1971 - from left: Noddy Holder, Jim Lea, Dave Hill and Don Powell. Photo: /Ritzau Scanpix